Alec Baldwin hosted the season finale of “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, and as usual it was neither as good as we might have hoped or as bad as people are saying it was. Baldwin brought energy and enthusiasm to some otherwise lousy skits, Weekend Update rolled out some of its
But it’s never much fun to join the chorus of voices critiquing the show that just aired; I’d much rather list the changes I’d like to see made for next season:
- Fire Jenny Slate. Then push her into traffic.
- Hire a black female cast member.
- No sketches longer than five minutes. It’s unrealistic to expect every skit to be a winner, but a dud that goes on for six minutes is inexcusable.
- Outsource more decisions to Facebook. Even though we’re an overly critical rabble, the Internet has a better feel for what makes “SNL” good than Lorne Michaels does these days.
- Seriously, Jenny Slate has to go.
That’s about it. Here’s hoping Seth Meyers spends most of his summer coming up with funnier sketches than the family that makes out with each other.